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The Celtic Captain & Charlie Tully v The Drunken Ref And The SFA
Players in Scotland have been given the most severe penalty possible, sine die, and in every instance only the extent of the punishment has led to controversy.

Players in Scotland have been given the most severe penalty possible, sine die, and in every instance only the extent of the punishment has led to controversy .

There has never, to my knowledge, been a player who was banned in this manner who did not deserve some heavy punishment and never one who had not been warned by the disciplinary committee on his previous appearance before them what would be the dire result of further serious misconduct.

The most unfair punishment ever meted out by the referee committee of the Scottish Football Association, however, was to a Celtic player, George Paterson. Many older Celtic supporters will remember the match which led to Patetson being suspended for three months, to two other Celtic players being suspended, and the club fined £60 and ordered to post warning bills at Celtic Park for six months. Many of the younger Celtic followers will, I feel sure, be more than a little interested in the story.



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Posted by voc1967 on Saturday 21 September 2019 - 14:23:05 | Comments: 1  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE
The following is from an anonymous Celtic fan.

The following is from an anonymous Celtic fan. It is a must read for Celtic fans as it chronicles one Celtic fan's very personal experiences on the night history was made – Tuesday 21st November 2006, CELTIC 1 Manchester United 0.

From the start of the season I've felt that something special might happen this campaign. The reason is a mixture of personal circumstances and the fact that Champions League football has returned to Paradise. Remarkably this season looks like following another special year in my lifetime. It's seems that the fortunes of Celtic are inextricably linked with highs in my life away from football. For that reason I was optimistic about this season.

I'll say from the outset that previously I was not great fan of Strachan. After the disaster in Artmedia, Strachan had me in utter despair. I'm no tourist Tim - you're more likely to find me in the Dundee Social club and such places on domestic duty than in the Espalades of European places (or whatever the f*ck they are called).



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Posted by voc1967 on Wednesday 18 September 2019 - 13:21:12 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
Pat The Rat Nevin - I Will Savour Every Moment
In the past Tv pundit Pat Nevin said he has turned his back on Celtic because of sectarian songs sung during matches.

In the past Tv pundit Pat Nevin said he has turned his back on Celtic because of sectarian songs sung during matches.

Pat the rat Nevin grew up supporting Celtic. He switched his support to Hibernian after feeling that his boyhood club had become a large corporate organisation and the Celtic Park stadium no longer felt like home..


Another reason he said was Celtic fans chanting IRA songs . If Nevin’s morals prevent him from supporting Celtic it seems strange he now supports a club where some fans believe ‘refugee’ is a fitting term for abuse and homophobia is regarded as terrace banter. It’s equally surprising he has no issue with supporting Chelsea. 



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Posted by voc1967 on Monday 16 September 2019 - 11:18:41 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
The Birth Of An Era - The Swinging Sixties Part 6
Before Celtic could concentrate their thoughts on the possibility of making history, there were still some domestic chores to attend to.

Before Celtic could concentrate their thoughts on the possibility of making history, there were still some domestic chores to attend to. The League Championship still had to be won: Rangers were only three points behind, and they still had to be faced at Ibrox.

The fairy tale continued for Ronnie Simpson – he was picked to play for Scotland against World Champions England at Wembley on Saturday 15 th April, just three days after the Dukla match, winning his first cap at the age of 36! He became Scotland's oldest ever debutant. Three other Celts were selected to represent Scotland – Gemmell, Johnstone, and Lennox, although Jimmy Johnstone had to pull out of the team with injury and was replaced by yet another Celt, Willie Wallace.



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Posted by voc1967 on Friday 13 September 2019 - 10:37:06 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
The Birth Of An Era - The Swinging Sixties Part 5
The excitement and anticipation of Celtic's qualification for the semi final of the European Cup in 1967 was increased greatly when the draw paired Celts with the Czech army team, Dukla Prague.

The excitement and anticipation of Celtic's qualification for the semi final of the European Cup in 1967 was increased greatly when the draw paired Celts with the Czech army team, Dukla Prague. We had avoided the favourites, Internazionale of Milan, who drew the Bulgarians of CSKA Sofia.

Like Glasgow , Sofia had two teams in the semis of the two principal European tournaments – CSKA and Slavia, who were drawn to play Rangers in the Cup-Winners Cup semi final. Of the three possible opponents, Dukla were probably the preferred choice; despite the fact that they had beaten the exciting Ajax team in the quarters, there was a feeling that the Czechs had been lucky to win. Certainly it was a relief that we would not have to face Cruyff and co., and much more so that we had avoided Inter. The Italians had been awesome in defeating holders Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate in their quarter final, and were rightly regarded as favourites to lift the Cup.



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Posted by voc1967 on Monday 09 September 2019 - 18:34:41 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
The Birth Of An Era - The Swinging Sixties Part 4
“The old home town looks the same, as I step down from the train”…so sang Tom Jones as “The Green Green Grass of Home” sat as imperiously at the top of the charts, as Celtic did at the top of the League at New Year 1967.

“The old home town looks the same, as I step down from the train”…so sang Tom Jones as “The Green Green Grass of Home” sat as imperiously at the top of the charts, as Celtic did at the top of the League at New Year 1967.

Elsewhere, Alf Ramsay was knighted in the New Year Honours List for leading England to victory in the 1966 World Cup, Donald Campbell came to a spectacular end when his boat Bluebird was thrown into the air after allegedly hitting a wave whilst doing 300mph in an attempt on the world water speed record on Coniston Water in the Lake District. The huge craft somersaulted in the air and disintegrated on impact with the water. Campbell 's body was never found.

In politics, Jeremy Thorpe took over from Jo Grimmond as leader of the Liberal Party – Grimmond said he was too deaf to carry on. I SAID HE WAS TOO DEAF TO CARRY ON…oh, never mind!



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Posted by voc1967 on Friday 06 September 2019 - 13:00:56 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
 
 
The Celtic Soccer Crew - A Look From The Inside
In this article Der talks about the Celtic Soccer Crew.

In this article Der talks about the Celtic Soccer Crew. He looks to touch on the early beginnings and how bits came together, this is the first of a few stories from himself on the beginnings and couple of games.

Most of the Crew still attend games to this day; a lot of the lads not active – but still meet for a day out. Der said I will always class myself as a Celtic fan and as with all the other lads, they are Celtic to the core, the CSC was/is just an expression of that..



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Posted by voc1967 on Thursday 05 September 2019 - 09:48:19 | Comments: 0  |  printer friendly
 
 
 
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